The tragedy of the Sunnis in Iraq. Need a social contract, not money and weapons.
“The war that ISIS is raging on the Iraqi government is a coalition of many different tiny little wars,” Abdul-Ahad says. “Everyone has his own grievances against the central government of Iraq, yet ISIS has managed to include them all under a single umbrella.” Abdul-Ahad argues that any attempt by the United States and its allies to fight the Islamic State as a monolithic organization is bound to fail. “By sending more weapons, sending more money, you’re just adding to the fuel of the war. You need a social contract with the Sunnis of Iraq.”
[Democracy Now! is] also joined by Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent. His new book is “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.”
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